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The special bits are really special
on 13 August 2009
The Specials are one of those bands that I didn't appreciate at the time. Some of these songs were recorded 30 years ago but they sound as good now as they ever did. As with a lot of best of collections, there are a few lame tracks on here, but it is still worth buying for classics like 'Gangsters', 'Man at C&A', 'Do Nothing', 'Ghost Town' and 'Friday Night/Saturday Morning'. For those of us old enough to remember the late 70s and early 80s, these tracks really evoke those times. The mix of guitars with brass and organ gives a sound that is distinctively that of The Specials.